I read this book when I was a fourth grader, and I didn't both enjoy and understand it. Last week, I read it as a fifth grader and enjoyed and understood it with unbeliveable curiousity. I love to hear Anne's insights on matters. I wondered what it would be like to have Anne for a friend. This is a wonderful book, but it is pretty hard for a younger kid to understand. It is great for middle school kids, from kids age 101.